It will be significantly more expensive for rail customers from December. Long-distance ticket prices are expected to increase by an average of five percent, and Bahncard holders are also affected.

Long-distance rail travel will increase by an average of almost five percent from mid-December. The prices for Bahncards 25, 50 and 100 are also affected, as the group announced on Wednesday. The Supervisory Board was informed of the changes beforehand. According to this, the train will increase the so-called flex prices by an average of almost seven percent from December 11th. The prices for the three Bahncard subscriptions, with which passengers get a 25, 50 or 100 percent discount per journey, increase by 4.9 percent.

The saver and super saver prices, on the other hand, remain unchanged. The reservation costs for seats also remain the same. “Like many other companies, DB is forced to react to the massive price increases by adjusting prices,” it said. “For regional transport, the Germany tariff association had already announced an average price adjustment of 4 percent at the beginning of September.

At its meeting, the supervisory board of Deutsche Bahn apparently also dealt with a new chief controller, who is to head the committee in the future. Most recently, state secretary Werner Gatzer from the Federal Ministry of Finance was treated as a likely candidate in media reports. The session started in the morning. The previous chairman of the supervisory board, Michael Odenwald, surprisingly announced his resignation at the previous meeting of the control committee in June.

GfK consumer expert Rolf Bürkl warns of a sudden increase in inflation. Reasons are the relief packages that have already expired and delivery bottlenecks. The citizens and also the trade in the Christmas business would suffer massively from this.

Robert Habeck’s words are haunting. Because of the energy price crisis, the minister warns of permanent damage to the German economy and spoke out in favor of extensive financial aid from the federal government. The economist Daniel Stelter sees the blame that it could come to this, however, with the minister himself – and the federal government.

Germany will fall into recession in 2023. That was the forecast made by the OECD on Monday in Paris. The AFP news agency reports. In addition, the OECD is lowering its global growth forecast for 2023 from 2.8 to 2.5 percent.